You mean the system is flawed?…
“ATF agents did not consider most of the prohibited persons who had obtained guns to be dangerous.”
Those words, quoted last year by USA TODAY, explain why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local governments are not prosecuting most gun buyers who get denied by FBI background checks.
It’s because these people are largely not the “bad guys.” Rather, they consist of hundreds of thousands of veterans who didn’t know they had been stripped of their constitutional rights without due process.
Or they’re people subject to bench warrants who didn’t realize their unpaid traffic tickets made them outlaws.
Or they were people like Navy veteran Jeff Schrader, whose 45-year-old misdemeanor conviction for a street fight prevented him from buying a gun.
Sing it with me: “…it means no worries, for the rest of your days…”…
Things weren’t very Hakuna Matata at Broadway’s iconic “The Lion King” on Friday afternoon, when cops stormed the theater to arrest a props worker for allegedly trying to make a gun with a 3D printer, The Post has learned.
Cops from the Midtown South precinct arrived at the Minskoff Theatre on West 45th Street at 12:30 p.m., and went backstage to collect Ilya Vett, 47, the assistant supervisor for the prop department.
Vett, of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, was in the midst of 3-D printing “a hard black plastic object which, based on my training and experience, is shaped like a revolver,” a cop swore in Vett’s criminal complaint.
“I brought the 3-D printer in [to the theater] from my workshop because my workshop is too dusty,” Vett told cops, according to the complaint.
From Chris Eger over at Guns.com…
Two armed felons at an East St. Louis, Illinois gas station caused thousands in property damage in the course of a pre-dawn shootout.
The incident occurred at the Gas Mart on Missouri Avenue at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 12. when the two men began exchanging gunfire in the parking lot. During the ensuing back and forth gunplay, with one suspect in a car and another at times on foot, gas station patrons can be seen diving for cover as windows break, one even sliding under a nearby SUV until the coast is clear.